France switches to video time
The Vidéo City Paris show was held on 7 and 8 November 2015. The event of a new kind in France is co-organised by M6 Digital Talents. French web content creators finally have their own dedicated show, based on VidCon in the United States.
Porte de Versailles welcomed over 20,000 people this weekend, who came to attend the first event of its kind in France and meet their favourite YouTubers. Among the 100 French-speaking YouTubers taking part were the creators of the Divimove network, the leading multi-channel network in Europe and a subsidiary of FremantleMedia. From humour, education or beauty to gaming, cinema, sports, music and cooking, they cover a wide range of themes – a level of diversity that is reflected in the show itself. M6 Digital Talents’ co-producers were Live By GL Events, Studio Bagel, Canal Plus and Mixicom.
Numerous activities were organised to give YouTubers and their fans the chance to really get to know each other and share the experience, with performances, sketches, songs, special requests and creative workshops all adding to the dynamism of the show. This was a collaborative event, with video creators who wanted to get involved taking part in discussions and writing various activities at the show.
Featuring some extremely popular creators such as the Golden Moustache Group (a Groupe M6 brand), Cyprien and Natoo, each of whom has several million subscribers, the show really made its mark with its audience, selling out on the Saturday and attracting over 20,000 people in total.